Red Deer firefighters show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Henrietta Brewer
October 10, 2019

The mammogram examinations were launched by Deputy Governor Caroline Karugu as part of breast cancer awareness campaigns.

She congratulated the PAF Hospital Islamabad for the successful holding of walk and the measures being taken by the hospital to check the disease, besides creating awareness about the breast cancer.

"DeAngelo wants to ensure that no woman (or man) fights breast cancer alone", Risalyn Williams, his wife and executive director of The DeAngelo Williams Foundation, told Today in an email. "This event was crucial for the African American community since African American women still have the highest rate of deaths for breast cancer", said Dr. Keshan Chambliss.

Breast cancer treatments often involve a number of medical measures such as chemotherapy, radiation, the surgical removal of the affected area, as well as hormonal and targeted therapies. Therefore, this cancer awareness campaign for the paramedics holds a special spot in their hearts and they wear them with pride knowing together we can beat cancer. Winning bids will be announced in early November with all proceeds from the auction being donated to the New York-based Tina Fund and HERS Breast Cancer Foundation in Fremont, California.

The clinic's Breast Cancer Program provides mammograms and advanced breast diagnostics free of charge to low-income, uninsured and underinsured women throughout Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley.

According to a statement released by the City, regular self-examinations and annual mammograms and ultrasonic checks are key to early detection.

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